The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 519 533 541
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 112 79 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 0.97% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 56 28
Average daily rate
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£435 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £36.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8211 8177 7143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.82% 14.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4427 3853
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 104 £435 -3.33% 10
London +38 64 £435 -3.33% 4
City of London +12 18 £429 -16.34% 1
South East -20 16 £438 -2.77% 2
Buckinghamshire - 10 £450 -
South West -10 8 £450 - 4
Wiltshire -11 7 £450 - 4
Swindon -11 6 £450 - 4
West Midlands -7 5 £405 +47.27%
Wales - 5 £450 -
South Wales - 5 £450 -
Cardiff - 5 £450 -
East of England +6 4 £600 +77.77%
Shropshire -9 4 £310 -3.12%
Telford -9 4 £310 -3.12%
Berkshire - 4 £425 -
Midlands - 4 £320 -
Hertfordshire +4 3 £600 +33.33%
Yorkshire -28 3 £428 +19.58%
Kent - 3 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £428 -
Halifax - 3 £428 -
High Wycombe - 3 £450 -
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
Croydon -20 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £438 -
West Malling - 2 - -
Birmingham +3 1 £500 +100.00%
Glasgow 0 1 £450 +83.67%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 199 (100.00%) F5
2 152 (76.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 149 (74.87%) Cisco
4 143 (71.86%) Firewall
5 103 (51.76%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (43.22%) Load Balancing
7 85 (42.71%) CheckPoint
8 78 (39.20%) Cisco ASA
9 73 (36.68%) Juniper
9 73 (36.68%) CCNP
10 66 (33.17%) BIG-IP
11 65 (32.66%) BGP
12 64 (32.16%) TCP/IP
13 62 (31.16%) OSPF
14 61 (30.65%) Network Security
15 59 (29.65%) DNS
16 56 (28.14%) WAN
17 55 (27.64%) Finance
18 52 (26.13%) MPLS
19 50 (25.13%) SolarWinds
20 49 (24.62%) UNIX
21 48 (24.12%) VoIP
21 48 (24.12%) VPN
21 48 (24.12%) Data Centre
22 47 (23.62%) Blue Coat
23 45 (22.61%) IPsec
23 45 (22.61%) Cisco Nexus
24 43 (21.61%) Wireless
24 43 (21.61%) Cisco IOS
25 40 (20.10%) ITIL

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.52%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.02%) JBoss
2 8 (4.02%) Apache
2 8 (4.02%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.02%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.50%) nginx
5 1 (0.50%) Lync
5 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) RMDS
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 152 (76.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 143 (71.86%) Firewall
3 78 (39.20%) Cisco ASA
4 66 (33.17%) BIG-IP
5 65 (32.66%) BGP
6 64 (32.16%) TCP/IP
7 62 (31.16%) OSPF
8 61 (30.65%) Network Security
9 59 (29.65%) DNS
10 56 (28.14%) WAN
11 52 (26.13%) MPLS
12 48 (24.12%) VoIP
12 48 (24.12%) VPN
13 45 (22.61%) IPsec
13 45 (22.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 43 (21.61%) Wireless
14 43 (21.61%) Cisco IOS
15 37 (18.59%) LAN
15 37 (18.59%) TACACS
16 34 (17.09%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 55 (27.64%) Finance
2 9 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.02%) Banking
4 7 (3.52%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.02%) Retail
6 3 (1.51%) Advertising
6 3 (1.51%) Publishing
6 3 (1.51%) Legal
6 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) Electronics
7 2 (1.01%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (44.22%) Network Engineer
2 22 (11.06%) Consultant
2 22 (11.06%) Administrator
3 17 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (6.53%) Architect
5 10 (5.03%) Network Architect
6 9 (4.52%) Network Consultant
6 9 (4.52%) Security Engineer
7 8 (4.02%) Analyst
7 8 (4.02%) Middleware Engineer
8 7 (3.52%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.52%) Network Support
9 6 (3.02%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (2.51%) Network Specialist
11 4 (2.01%) Firewall Engineer
11 4 (2.01%) Implementation Engineer
11 4 (2.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.01%) 3rd Line Support
12 3 (1.51%) Security Consultant
12 3 (1.51%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.05%) CSS
2 12 (6.03%) Middleware
3 8 (4.02%) J2EE
4 7 (3.52%) Rendezvous
4 7 (3.52%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.51%) Web Services
6 1 (0.50%) XSD
6 1 (0.50%) JMS
6 1 (0.50%) WSDL
6 1 (0.50%) SOAP
6 1 (0.50%) Java EE
6 1 (0.50%) JSON
6 1 (0.50%) WCF
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (24.12%) Data Centre
2 33 (16.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.03%) Clustering
4 5 (2.51%) CLARiiON
4 5 (2.51%) PKI
4 5 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.01%) User Experience
6 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.01%) DTV
7 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.50%) DataPower
8 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.50%) Online Games
8 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.62%) UNIX
2 39 (19.60%) Windows
3 31 (15.58%) Linux
4 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.51%) Debian
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (43.22%) Load Balancing
2 40 (20.10%) ITIL
3 29 (14.57%) Service Management
4 26 (13.07%) WAN Optimisation
4 26 (13.07%) DDoS Mitigation
5 20 (10.05%) Network Management
6 17 (8.54%) Change Management
7 15 (7.54%) E-Commerce
7 15 (7.54%) Network Design
7 15 (7.54%) Network Architecture
7 15 (7.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (5.53%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (5.53%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (5.53%) Kanban
8 11 (5.53%) Scrum
9 8 (4.02%) Migration
9 8 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.02%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (4.02%) High Availability
10 7 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.53%) VB
2 9 (4.52%) Perl
3 8 (4.02%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.52%) SQL
5 4 (2.01%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 103 (51.76%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (36.68%) CCNP
3 24 (12.06%) CCIE
3 24 (12.06%) Degree
4 20 (10.05%) CCNA
5 17 (8.54%) CCSE
6 13 (6.53%) CCSA
7 11 (5.53%) Security Cleared
8 10 (5.03%) CISSP
9 5 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.51%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.01%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.01%) CCSP
11 3 (1.51%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.01%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.50%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.50%) MCTS
13 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.54%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (5.03%) Firmware
2 9 (4.52%) ProxySG
3 8 (4.02%) vSphere
4 7 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.51%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.01%) Squid
7 1 (0.50%) XenApp
7 1 (0.50%) UAG
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (9.55%) RANCID
2 14 (7.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (4.02%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (2.51%) OPNET
5 4 (2.01%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.01%) SCCM
6 2 (1.01%) OpenView
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.50%) SCOM
7 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 199 (100.00%) F5
2 149 (74.87%) Cisco
3 85 (42.71%) CheckPoint
4 73 (36.68%) Juniper
5 50 (25.13%) SolarWinds
6 47 (23.62%) Blue Coat
7 30 (15.08%) Citrix
8 23 (11.56%) Fortinet
8 23 (11.56%) McAfee
9 21 (10.55%) Infoblox
10 16 (8.04%) Red Hat
11 15 (7.54%) VMware
11 15 (7.54%) HP
11 15 (7.54%) Riverbed
12 13 (6.53%) BMC
13 12 (6.03%) TippingPoint
14 10 (5.03%) IBM
15 9 (4.52%) Microsoft
15 9 (4.52%) LogLogic
15 9 (4.52%) Tufin
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